Canada True or False?

Can you guess whether these statements about Canada are true or false?
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Last updated: January 22, 2021
First submittedJanuary 22, 2021
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1. Canada is the largest country in the world by surface area
True
False
Russia is larger
2. The national animal of Canada is the moose
True
False
It is the beaver
3. The United States once captured and looted Toronto, then known as York
True
False
This happened during the War of 1812
4. Queen Elizabeth II has the legal power to dissolve Canada's House of Commons
True
False
5. Quebec nearly voted to secede in 1995
True
False
6. A majority of people living in Vancouver were born in China or Hong Kong
True
False
7. Canada touches all five of the Great Lakes of North America
True
False
Canada does not touch Lake Michigan
8. Newfoundland and Labrador is Canada's easternmost province
True
False
9. Most of the population of Canada lives within 100 miles of the U.S. border
True
False
10. The territory of Nunavut got its name because it's so far north that Manitoba wanted "none of it"
True
False
Nunavut means "our land" in the native language Inuktitut
11. Ottawa is the northernmost national capital in the world
True
False
More than 20 other capital cities are further north, including London and Paris
12. Tim Horton was a hockey player
True
False
13. Saskatchewan is one of the "Prairie Provinces"
True
False
14. It is illegal to own guns in Canada
True
False
Canada has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world
15. Canada is led by a President
True
False
Canada's government is led by a Prime Minister. The queen serves as ceremonial head of state.
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Level 72
Jan 22, 2021
Tim Horton isn't a kind of donut?
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Level 83
Jan 22, 2021
It's a brand of God awful coffee that absolutely monopolizes to-go coffee sales in some areas.
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Level 82
Jan 22, 2021
It's a donut-coffee shop chain founded by a former hockey player: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Hortons
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Level ∞
Jan 22, 2021
Apparently the donuts used to be good but now they are not. I never understood the appeal personally.
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Level 77
Jan 22, 2021
Hey, the donuts are very good. Better than those ultra-sugary Krispy-Kremes. I especially like the apple fritters.
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Level 54
Feb 25, 2021
Agreed, Timmies may not be as good as $7/cup Starbucks, but you can get a coffee and a doughnut for a twoonie and some change, and it is consistent.
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Level 71
Feb 25, 2021
It's sad but the reality of the passage of time that a lot of people, even here in Canada don't know that Tim Horton was one of the greatest hockey players to play in the NHL and one of the greatest to ever wear the Toronto Maple Leaf sweater. The team could use him today. He opened the first Tim Horton Doughnut shop in Hamilton, Ontario while he was with the Leafs.
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Level 66
Feb 25, 2021
I think Tim Hortons is great!!! But I'll admit that part of the appeal may be the novelty of it being a Canadian donut store rather than an American one. Also, I feel like their selection of donuts is larger and more varied than Dunkin' Donuts or Krispy Kreme.

(For the record, Krispy Kreme is also great. Dunkin' Donuts is the least exciting of the three but mostly because I'm see/go to it all the time. I'm just a sucker for donuts.)

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Level 76
Feb 25, 2021
The doughnuts used to be good when it was locally owned. But then it sold itself to Wendy's in 1995, and then Burger King in 2013. To cut costs they started parcooking the doughnuts. Parcooking is a depressing process in which the doughnuts are partially cooked and then frozen at a central location. Then the doughnuts are shipped, thawed, and the cooking is finished. The result is gross, thick and sticks in your throat.

As a teenager I remember we used to hang out in the local 24hr Tim Hortons waiting for the fresh doughnuts to come out of the oven in the wee hours of the morning, after partying all night. Delicious, but that's gone now. It's silly that most people in Canada still associate Tim Hortons with Canadian culture/cuisine.

The coffee is decent if you're road tripping, and it's eminently cheaper/better than Starjunk. But I always opt for independent coffee and/or doughnut spots whenever possible.

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Level 61
Mar 1, 2021
@hybrid: Tim Horton was a solid NHL defenseman. Reliable, yes. Deserves to be remembered? Yes. One of the greatest to ever play? Not even in the conversation. He's probably not one of the top ten best defensemen of all time. I did find one online list with him at 24th best D-man ever, but I think calling Horton one of the best players ever is a pretty big overstatement.
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Level 29
Mar 6, 2021
Love Tim Horton's. Great place. Try their Earl Grey tea.
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Level 67
Jan 22, 2021
Great quiz eh?
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Level 74
Jan 22, 2021
I think it may be more effective for a quiz that lasts beyond QE2 to say that the Governor General of Canada, as the formal representative of the monarchy, has the legal right to dissolve the House of Commons.
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Level ∞
Jan 22, 2021
I'll update the quiz when the next monarch takes power. I was going to put "The Monarch of the United Kingdom", but then some nitpicker would say, "It's Actually the Monarch of Canada", who of course just happens to be the same exact person. Let's keep it simple.
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Level 66
Feb 25, 2021
"Next monarch"? Are you implying that Queen Elizabeth is going to die one day????
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Level 78
Feb 5, 2021
Th relationship with the Crown is a bit more complicated than that in the Westminster system. The queen /GG has about as much "legal right" as Mike Pence had to not certify the election. Not a great question IMO.
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Level ∞
Feb 25, 2021
I don't think that's an apt comparison, IMHO. If Canada wants to be a republic it should become one. Ireland did it.
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Level 63
Feb 25, 2021
Sounds like it's pretty much the same as the Westminster system - the Crown has all sorts of rights but agrees never to use them.
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Level 63
Mar 23, 2021
Technically the Crown can decide to do a bunch of stuff with Canada and the Canadian Government mainly because our Constitution is really weird but it never would because if it did Canada would no longer be a constitutional monarchy. The last time the GG or monarch actually used their powers in an actually meaningful way was in 1926 when Governor-General Byng refused to dissolve the Parliament and it ended up causing a large reduction in power for the GG & monarch. At the same time they could at least create a constitutional crisis for a few months.
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Level 57
Jan 23, 2021
I get cold just thinking about Canada.
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Level 31
Feb 25, 2021
It's not that cold here! (Ottawan Speaking)
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Level 63
Mar 23, 2021
It's really not that cold here. It was a full 13 degrees today where I live. Went out in shorts & t-shirt for the first time this year.
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Level 75
Jan 25, 2021
Where can I get me some Canadian beaver? I hear they look especially cute when gnawing on wood. You know, for dams and such.
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Level 73
Feb 22, 2021
I only got the Great Lakes question wrong :/
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Level 51
Mar 1, 2021
Darn Lake Michigan!
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Level 43
Feb 25, 2021
AAAH I literally live in Canada and just got 12/15. Got the Vancouver question wrong and I live there smh...
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Level 50
Feb 25, 2021
I love the use of "literally" here, like if you hadn't said it someone might have asked, "what, literally?"

I hope this comment doesn't come across as mean.

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Level 59
Feb 25, 2021
Using the moose as the quiz thumbnail when it is in fact the wrong answer is a dastard move.
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Level 58
Feb 25, 2021
15/15! And I'm not Canadian!

I'm an American, who curls and knows a lot of Canadiens and has been to Canada a bunch.

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Level 76
Feb 25, 2021
Nice work!
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Level 53
Feb 25, 2021
I'm canadian and got a lot of things wrong.
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Level 60
Feb 25, 2021
To think that 15% of JetPunk users believed the fake etymology of Nunavut.
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Level 62
Feb 25, 2021
I guessed on a few of them and was surprised I got all 15 right.
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Level 57
Mar 17, 2021
Question 10...

Come on :D